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Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique

by Dan LeRoy

Part of the 33 1/3 Series

Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique Synopsis

Derided as one-hit wonders, estranged from their original producer and record label, and in self-imposed exile in Los Angeles, the Beastie Boys were written off by most observers before even beginning to record their second album - an embarrassing commercial flop that should have ruined the group's career. But not only did Paul's Boutique eventually transformed the Beasties from a fratboy novelty to hiphop giants, its sample-happy, retro aesthetic changed popular culture forever.

Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique Press Reviews

'A brilliant series of pocket-sized books focussing on a classic album. Each one a work of real love.' NME

Book Information

ISBN: 9780826417411
Publication date: 1st May 2006
Author: Dan LeRoy
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 144 pages
Categories: Rock & Pop music,

About Dan LeRoy

Dan LeRoy writes regularly about music and politics for The New York Times, Alternative Press, The Hartford Courant and National Review Online. His work has also appeared in Vibe, Gene Simmon's Tongue and the All Music Guide and he is the co-author of 20 Years of Mountain Stage (2003), a history of National Public Radio's musical variety show.

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